The 1990s was a decade that produced some great television sitcoms. Seinfeld. Friends. Roseanne. Frasier. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Mad About You. The list goes on and on. And those shows turned many actors into television stars. But how did they land the part that made them famous, and how did they deal with being in the spotlight?
From having to open up about their past to struggling with addiction to not wanting to be identified with a name other than his own to being brought onto the show as a replacement for the person originally cast in the part, here are some behind-the-scenes stories about a few of our favorite 1990s sitcom stars.
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Tim Allen Went Public About His Arrest History Before The First ‘Home Improvement’ Aired So A Scandal Wouldn’t Derail The ShowPhoto: ABC
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Roseanne And John Goodman Acted Like An Old Married Couple So Naturally, He Was The Only Actor They Auditioned For The Role Of Barr's HusbandPhoto: Roseanne / ABC
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Will Smith Wanted His ‘Fresh Prince’ Character To Have His Name So He Wouldn’t Be Forever Associated With Some Fake NamePhoto: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air / NBC
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Frasier's Brother Was Only Created After A Casting Director Noticed David Hyde Pierce's Resemblance To Kelsey GrammerPhoto: Frasier / NBC
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Matthew Perry Doesn’t Remember Three Years Of Shooting ‘Friends’ After A Jet Ski Accident Accelerated An Addiction ProblemPhoto: NBC
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Paul Reiser Thought Helen Hunt Would Be Perfect For 'Mad About You' After Meeting Her At A Mutual Friend's Dinner PartyPhoto: NBC